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    The 2021 Formula 1 World Championship Thread

    This year no calendar because that will change from week to week.
    Will change the colors after the reveals.

    As always here is an overview of the teams and drivers:


    Teams:

    Team: Scuderia Ferrari
    Constructor: Ferrari
    Chassis: SF21
    Power Unit: Ferrari
    Drivers:
    • 55 Carlos Sainz Jr.
    • 16 Charles Leclerc


    Team: Aston Martin Cognizant F1 Team
    Constructor: Racing Point-Mercedes
    Chassis: TBA
    Power Unit: TBA
    Drivers:
    • 5 Sebastian Vettel
    • 18 Lance Stroll


    Team:Haas F1 Team
    Constructor: Haas-Ferrari
    Chassis: TBA
    Power Unit: Ferrari
    Drivers:
    • 9 Nikita Mazepin
    • 47 Mick Schumacher


    Team: McLaren F1 team
    Constructor: McLaren
    Chassis: MCL35M
    Power Unit: Mercedes
    Drivers:
    • 4 Lando Norris
    • 3 Daniel Ricciardo


    Team: Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team
    Constructor: Mercedes
    Chassis: F1 W12 E Performance
    Power Unit: Mercedes
    Drivers:
    • 44 Lewis Hamilton
    • 77 Valtteri Bottas


    Team: Red Bull Racing
    Constructor: Red Bull Honda
    Chassis: RB16B
    Power Unit: Honda
    Drivers:
    • 11 Sergio Perez
    • 33 Max Verstappen


    Team: Alpine F1 team
    Constructor: Alpine-Renault
    Chassis: A521
    Power Unit: Renault
    Drivers:
    • 14 Fernando Alonso
    • 31 Esteban Ocon


    Team: Alfa Romeo Racing
    Constructor: Alfa Romeo-Ferrari
    Chassis: C39
    Power Unit: Ferrari
    Drivers:
    • 7 Kimi Räikkönen
    • 99 Antonio Giovinazzi


    Team: Scuderia AlphaTauri Honda
    Constructor: AlphaTauri-Honda
    Chassis: TBA
    Power Unit: Honda
    Drivers:
    • 10 Pierre Gasly
    • 22 Yuki Tsunoda


    Team: Williams Racing
    Constructor: Williams-Mercedes
    Chassis: FW43B
    Power Unit: Mercedes
    Drivers:
    • 6 Nicholas Latifi
    • 63 George Russell





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    Hamilton champion, Verstappen 2nd, Bottas/Perez/Leclerc fighting over 3-5th. Looking forward to this year, but I don't predict any big shifts, the only interesting discussion is how will Mclaren show up given as far as I'm aware they've been able to build a somewhat new car around the new engine, while other teams have mostly needed to stay with the same chassis but while adapting the new aero restrictions.

    I don't have much hope in Mclaren though, they've messed up new car concepts so many times in the last 2 decades, and if it's just a 2020 type car with a Mercedes shoved in there that leaves them just where they were in the midfield.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigbazz View Post
    Hamilton champion, Verstappen 2nd, Bottas/Perez/Leclerc fighting over 3-5th. Looking forward to this year, but I don't predict any big shifts, the only interesting discussion is how will Mclaren show up given as far as I'm aware they've been able to build a somewhat new car around the new engine, while other teams have mostly needed to stay with the same chassis but while adapting the new aero restrictions.

    I don't have much hope in Mclaren though, they've messed up new car concepts so many times in the last 2 decades, and if it's just a 2020 type car with a Mercedes shoved in there that leaves them just where they were in the midfield.
    Is that the team that had the Honda engine disaster and had to switch?
    ~steppin large and laughin easy~

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    Quote Originally Posted by SirReal View Post
    Is that the team that had the Honda engine disaster and had to switch?
    I guess you're new-ish to F1?

    In 2009 after having just won the championship in 2008 (albiet drivers, not constructors) they missed the ball and turned up with a turnip of a car for the new regulations that took over half a season to fix. In 2012 they had the best car on the grid but dropped the championship with reliability and pitstop errors, but by the end of the season they were just super solid and the car was a rocketship, everyone thought Lewis Hamilton was crazy to leave for Mercedes.

    So obviously in 2013 they completely redesigned their car and abandoned its entire concept to turn up with a car that was much slower than the 2012 car. Then in 2015 they swapped from Mercedes to Honda. Ron Dennis specifically had talked up how amazing the engine was going to be and how special their concept was, but it just caused the engine to overheat and they blamed Honda while trying to say the chassis was amazing. Honda spent years trying to get the engine to generate power without overheating and failing.

    Then Honda went to Torro Rosso, engine issues solved and then Mclaren looked dumb because they now had a Renault engine and they still sucked. They finally overcame those issues after losing Fernando Alonso and in 2020 they had a decent car, but now they are switching back to Mercedes and due to switching engine have some extra leeway in car design compared to other teams.

    So it remains to be seen, can Mclaren build from last season or will they mess it up again?

    Edit : Speaking of which.
    Last edited by Bigbazz; 2021-02-15 at 09:06 PM.
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    Ooh, three car reveals. Not looking too shabby with the liveries.

    I'm anxious to see how Ricciardo and the new PU fare in the McLaren. Hopefully Honda and Ferrari made gains in their PUs. A repeat of last season's tight fight for 3rd in the WCC would be welcome. It wouldn't surprise me if Alonso dragged his Renault into the mix.

    ninjaedit: Bummer about Alonso and not being at Alpine's launch next week.

    fakeedit: Kyvatt reserve for Alpine? Interesting. The metallic / satin blue on the car render looks nice. Hope it pops on the actual car.

    The Merc looks like a, um... Merc. Still a fan of the teal on black. Very TRON. I wonder how may races it will take for Bottas to drop 100+ to Lewis this season.
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